Our care team provides a comprehensive range of diagnostics to determine the cause of your pelvic health concerns. A pelvic floor ultrasound can be performed to get a picture of the organs and structures in the lower belly. There are also tests that are performed for a particular disorder. Once a diagnosis is made, we offer therapeutic options tailored to your pelvic health needs.
A bladder ultrasound is a test that measures the amount of urine in the bladder, looks for stones, and measures the bladder wall thickness. The most common use of bladder ultrasound is to measure how much urine is left behind in the bladder after you are done urinating, an amount called the post-void residual.
Urodynamic testing is any procedure that looks at how well the bladder, sphincters, and urethra are storing and releasing urine. Most urodynamic tests focus on the bladder's ability to hold urine and empty steadily and completely. Urodynamic tests can also show whether the bladder is having involuntary contractions that cause urine leakage.
Cystoscopy is a procedure used to see inside your urinary bladder and urethra - the tube that carries urine from your bladder to the outside of your body.
Pudendal nerve testing
The pudendal nerve helps control anorectal and urinary sphincter muscle activity. Damage to this nerve may occur from a variety of reasons, such as childbirth or pelvic surgery. Symptoms of pudendal nerve dysfunction include pelvic pain or incontinence. Pudendal nerve testing evaluates the function of this nerve.
Anorectal ultrasound is a test that create images of the tissue layers beneath and around the surface of the anal canal. It is useful in detecting and characterizing problems in the sphincter muscles and the rectum, for instance injuries in the sphincter muscles, anal fistulas, polyps, tumors, pain problems, etc. It is also used in follow-up after treatment of tumors.
Transit time testing
The transit time test (Sitzmarks test) is used to evaluate the function of the bowels. It is typically used in patients suffering from severe constipation.
Anorectal manometry measures the strength, sensation and nerve impulses of the muscles that control your bowel movements.
Anal electromyography (EMG) evaluates the rectal nerves to assure that the rectal muscles relax and contract properly.
Colonoscopy is a procedure used to see inside your rectum and colon to see if there is any signs of inflammation, polyps or tumors.